ASAE Condemns Assault on Democracy at U.S. Capitol


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. NEWS asae press release U.S. January 7, 2021. ASAE Condemns Assault on Democracy at U.S. Capitol. WASHINGTON — ASAE strongly condemns the violent, unlawful revolt against civil authority and America’s democratic process that took place yesterday at the U.S.

ASAE Announces 10 Association Leaders to Class of Fellows


NEWS ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership fellows press releaseWASHINGTON — Ten association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2021 Class of Fellows.

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ASAE Calls for More Association-Specific Relief for COVID-19 Impacted Organizations


NEWS 501(c)(3) 501(c)(6) advocacy and Economic Security (CARES) Act asae ASAE Research Foundation Capitol Hill Coronavirus Aid covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) pandemic press release Relief Susan RobertsonWASHINGTON— ASAE applauded Congress for swiftly constructing a $2.2

Internet Association Launches Website Highlighting the Industry’s COVID-19 Response Efforts


Washington, DC – Internet Association (IA) today launched a website highlighting the internet industry’s wide-ranging response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related resources. News Press Releases coronavirus covid-19 member efforts membership new website

Internet Association Releases Proposal For Racial Justice And Reform And Reaffirms Commitment To Diversity & Inclusion


Washington, DC - Internet Association (IA) today released racial justice and reform considerations for policymakers as they work to address systemic racism and inequality. News Press Releases black lives matters diversity Diversity and Inclusion racial justice workforce

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement. The new at-a-glance layout makes it easy to find what you need to set up groups, users and courses; providing helpful resources at your fingertips.

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Association Uses Facebook Live to Expand Education

Associations Now

Using Facebook’s live-streaming capabilities, the Association For Creative Industries has taken a meeting-based education session and made it accessible year-round. The best education we can provide to our manufacturers, retailers, and creative professionals is education that is useful, exciting, interactive, and convenient,” Director of Education Nidia Negron said in a press release. “We So education is always on the forefront.”.

Lung Association Boosts Anti-Vaping Education for Teens

Associations Now

The American Lung Association’s new INDEPTH training program is designed to help schools fight the surging popularity of vaping among teens, emphasizing education over penalties like school suspension. Although disciplinary measures like suspension have a role to play in discouraging vaping at school, the American Lung Association wants to help schools reverse the trend with a new educational program.

Groups Release Local Government Broadband Resource Guide

Associations Now

Through the National Resource Network, the International City/County Management Association released a resource guide to help local governments increase high-speed internet access. To help bridge the internet access gap, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Resource Network (NRN) developed a guide to help cities address related challenges.

Drone Challenge Supports College STEM Education

Associations Now

I’m pretty stuck in thinking that it’s difficult to address the STEM side of education if you don’t make something, put something together. And so much of this technology is charge and fly, and I struggle to call that a STEM exercise,” AMA Director of Education Bill Pritchett said. “At We feel very strongly that if we engage students and share the resources of the Academy with them that hopefully someday they become adult members.”.

New Program Will Educate Fitness Professionals on Parkinson’s Exercise Needs

Associations Now

A new association-led training program aims to educate the fitness community to meet those needs. Now, the American Parkinson Disease Association is launching a free online training program to educate health and wellness professionals on Parkinson’s-specific exercise regimens. Chambers said in a press release. “In People with PD who exercise do better over the long term compared to those who don’t,” Terry Ellis, cochair of the training program, said in the release.

With New Education Program, Group Looks to Serve All Member Segments

Associations Now

With the introduction of a new education program, the National Association of Sports Commissions is working to better serve all membership segments. As a first step toward better representing its full membership, the National Association of Sports Commissions has launched its new education program, the Sport Tourism Learning Institute. Our goal is to provide a variety of educational opportunities for all our members and industry professionals.”.

Parsing Common Core: An Education Program Under Fire

Associations Now

” The state-led education standards program formed with the help of two associations is facing criticism and charges of government overreach into the schools. With just a year to go until it is fully implemented, the Common Core State Standards Initiative for K-12 education has critics questioning the effort. territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the standards.

Inaugural Baby Sleep Day Hopes To Help Families Rest Easier

Associations Now

Those queries and countless others, ranging from sleep environment to sleep safety, is what led PSC to launch in late January , a free resource that aims to provide parents and caregivers with credible advice concerning their children’s sleep. Yet, approximately one-third of parents report their child has a sleep problem,” said Dr. Jodi Mindell, chair of PSC, in a press release.

Realtors Expand Reach of Accelerator Program

Associations Now

The 48 tech companies that have thus far participated in the accelerator have raised more than $350 million in financing during or after the program, according to an NAR press release. Those accepted will gain access to mentoring and networking resources; education on the real estate market; NAR’s Insight Panel, which offers feedback from the real estate industry; and exposure through NAR’s existing marketing and communication channels.

IATA Aims for the Ground With New VR Training Tools

Associations Now

Is the future of continuing education moving toward virtual reality for many associations? The initiative gets around a common problem with training ground employees: Providing training at airports is difficult because of the resources required, including aircraft and ramps. The International Air Transport Association is taking a training process that is difficult to carry out at the airport and placing it inside a virtual reality headset.

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Best Benefit Ever: Bank on It

Associations Now

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the mortgage lender Freddie Mac announced a partnership that will give members access to the lending firm’s educational opportunities and services. Why it works: Through this new alliance, MBA members will have access to coveted resources, including a customer service line and special deals on industry products like Loan Prospector and Loan Quality Advisor, according to a press release.

The Hourglass Blog: Culture Change is Hard Work

The Hourglass Blog

They were very academic in their orientation, and invested a lot of their time and resources in creating, supporting and sustaining new training programs for their specialties. A fundamental require¬ment of resident education is in-depth, firsthand experience caring for patients. Education. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Culture Change is Hard Work. At one point in my association career I worked with medical specialty societies.

Texas Apartment Group Campaign Looks to Recruit New Workforce

Associations Now

The Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation’s new campaign seeks to find them. A new campaign from the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation aims to raise awareness of the growing apartment industry and draw new professionals to fill the open positions. To engage potential candidates, the campaign’s website will feature educational resources like live chats, videos, and toolkits, which current members will also find beneficial.

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TESOL Association Expands Reach in China

Associations Now

Working with 21st Century English Education Media, TESOL International Association—which serves professionals teaching English to non-English speakers—aims to bring more events and resources to the English teachers and learners in China. “We After hosting events in China with universities and education groups, TESOL felt the push to provide more resources for the teachers there. We really want to be able to share the resources that we provide,” Segota said.

The Most Important Year for Association Membership Renewal – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 254

Moery Company

Small businesses have needed resources for PPP loan applications and now they are seeking resources on loan forgiveness and other survival tools. Associations are pulling in new member types with content, education, and advice. number of press releases distributed.

Toy Group Rebrands to Better Reflect Its Mission and Members

Associations Now

On April 24, the trade group sent out a press release from its new Manhattan headquarters about its new name and tagline—The Toy Association: Inspiring Generations of Play. Another recent initiative—the Genius of Play —is directed toward consumers and educates them about how play is critical to a child’s development.

Associations Make Back to School Healthy, Safe, and Easy

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Domenech said in a press release. Teachers covering all subejects can turn to their respective associations for resources and support in the classroom. SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is making sure physical-education teachers have what they need to be successful. The site hosts professional development opportunities, health and activity challenges, and resources like the Teacher’s Toolbox.

Online Community Launched for Parkinson Disease Patients, Caretakers

Associations Now

Associations offer online communities for any number of reasons, including networking and information sharing, education, and leadership support. In addition, APDA provides information on clinical trials and other educational resources through the portal. Being a community, it’s a way to connect and talk to people in a way that’s social and also to get education and information from one another,” Kornhaber said.

Groups Join Together For Event to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Associations Now

All of these organizations are already deeply involved in water safety education and drowning prevention. … children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause for children under 14,” a WWA press release says. While research shows participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children aged 1 to 4, many kids do not receive formal swimming or water safety training,” says a WWA press release.

New Partnership Brings Wellness Programs to Schools

Associations Now

Parents are a powerful force for change in schools and can help bring together school staff and community partners to create healthier learning environments for students,” AFHK CEO Rob Bisceglie said in a press release. The grants will specifically fund the introduction of nutrition education, school gardens, healthy food tastings, physical education, fitness clubs, and active extracurricular activities, among other programs.

Restaurant Association Acquires Hospitality Credentialing Body

Associations Now

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has recently acquired the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLAEI), a certification body for the hospitality industry, through a partnership with its parent organization. It’s a natural and logical evolution that combines two outstanding teams committed to excellence in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries,” NRA President and CEO Dawn Sweeney said in a press release. “By

Venue Staff Can Make (or Break) an Attendee’s Experience

Associations Now

In the past few months, I have written about how important it is for both exhibit staff and association staffers to be prepared for and educated about upcoming meetings and events. And now a report released earlier this week shows the same goes for venue staff. The Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program will engage our entire community and foster a culture of quality service and welcoming residents,” said Brian Ross, president and CEO of Experience Columbus, in a press release.

Engineering Associations Team Up To Support Black Engineers

Associations Now

As part of a recently renewed agreement, the National Society of Black Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers are working to retain and support African-American engineers through educational and professional development programs, mentoring opportunities, and discounts on membership. The societies will collaborate to produce joint continuing education and professional development sessions. Stevens said in a news release.

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Restaurant Group Dishes Up Grease-Control Toolkit

Associations Now

The National Restaurant Association released a toolkit aimed at helping its members learn how to best dispose of fats, oils, and grease. In an effort to prevent FOG-clogged sewer pipes—which can also mar waterways, create bad odors, and release harmful pathogens into the environment—and help restaurants with their sustainability efforts, NRA’s Conserve team created a toolkit [PDF] that outlines best practices for disposing of it.

New Advisory Council Finds Investments for Solar Energy

Associations Now

We are excited to combine with SEFA for the good of the solar industry,” interim SEIA President Tom Kimbis said in a press release. Backed by the staff and resources from SEIA, we are very optimistic that we will achieve our mission of reducing the cost of capital and furthering growth in the solar industry.”. Two solar energy associations are joining together to create an advisory council meant to draw more investments to solar projects.

Rapid Response: APA Helps Parents Give Kids a News Break

Associations Now

It’s not just you: Recent news stories dominating TV and social media have been depressing and graphic—and especially scary for children, says the American Psychological Association, which reintroduced resources to help kids get through the rough stretch. There are tons of situations around the world and we hear about them instantly, so having these resources allows us to react instantaneously.

With New Administration, Government Communications Group Reasserts Members’ Role

Associations Now

Following a communications freeze by some government agencies , the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) released a statement last week reminding the public and the administration of the role its members play in government. Because of the change in administration, we wanted to just bring home the fact that government communicators ensure that the products [press releases, social media posts, etc.]

Association Advocacy Thrives in ‘Fake News’ Era

Association Adviser

In addition to networking and education, legislative efforts are incredibly important. MHEDA supports this CIF by providing member tools such as The Four Pillars of Sales Profession Training Camp; management and sales career tracks via a learning management system; conference education sessions; and MHEDA-NET, which provides small-group networking. We are doing our jobs when a member calls us a valuable resource.”. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).

Skin Cancer Foundation and Amazon Announce New Content-Sharing Partnership

Associations Now

Through these articles, the Skin Cancer Foundation hopes to educate a wider audience on how they can lower their risk of acquiring this cancer by adopting a simple sun-protection routine, which includes regular application of sunscreen; covering up with clothing, hats, and sunglasses; and seeking shade in high sun. Sarnoff, MD, president of the Skin Cancer Foundation, in a press release. “We’re an early-detection education program for beauty professionals.

Digital & Mental Spring Cleaning

Vanguard Tech

That put on that fun-filled, educational conference you attended a few years ago? Go beyond association press releases or early registration announcements and give your members news they can use to make their jobs/lives easier. Just take every opportunity to tell your members that this great resource for them.

Lunchtime Links: Using Your Website to Expand Your Mission

Associations Now

Our new web resource is another leap forward in our mission to protect the freedom and innovation of the Internet,” Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman said in a press release about the site. Jeff Hurt, executive vice president of education and engagement at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting, suggests attendees at association events could benefit from a chance to engage directly with conference speakers.

What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

WBT Systems

As noted by our CTO Linda Bowers in the press release announcing the availability of TopClass 10 , we really enjoyed working with our clients and we are so grateful to our wonderful user community for taking the time to provide their experience and insight. The at-a-glance layout makes it easy to find what you need to set up your groups, users and courses, and provide helpful resources at your fingertips.

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A Case for the Association Summer Internship

Associations Now

The Society for Human Resource Management’s SVP of Membership and External Affairs Bob Carr thinks so. SHRM’s current intern—Spencer Manners, a student at George Washington University—has already done everything from helping in the press room at SHRM’s annual meeting in New Orleans, to attending a congressional hearing where one of SHRM’s members was testifying, to writing a press release about the launch of SHRM’s Northern California chapter.

Nonprofits Join Together to Raise Flu Awareness

Associations Now

The initiative also equips healthcare professionals and families with educational resources. ”Do Through this collaboration, we are working to educate families about the importance of annual flu immunization for all family members.”. And HealthyWomen aims to help women, who tend to helm the healthcare in a family, with resources to be proactive regarding their family’s health. As the flu season continues, more educational resources will be released.